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IT Architect
Ref No.: 18-00034
Location: Portland, Oregon
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What you will do:
We have an exciting IT roadmap ahead. We have just begun an 18 month journey to implement a new ERP (Microsoft Dynamics 365) and Wonderware MES solution. We are looking for a strong Solutions Architect to join our team to evolve our enterprise manufacturing platforms. This is a great opportunity to join an excellent IT team with an exciting journey ahead to really enable the business with competitive advantages through world class IT solutions.
As a Solutions Architect focused in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), you will be responsible for taking on various technical roles on projects aimed at delivering IT solutions to the manufacturing industry. To be successful, you must have exceptional technical, analytical, and communication skills.
Here’s a day in the life:
  • Assess complex technical environments and define requirements for integration of new solutions, maintenance and optimization of systems
  • Leads project implementations often involving multiple internal and external constituents
  • Leads the process to design, develop and implement IT solutions. Provides support for applications, including ongoing monitoring and continuous process and application improvement.
  • Design and develop standard solutions for use across multiple projects (libraries, controls, applications, tools)
  • In conjunction with program management, provide detailed, solutions for standards across multiple technologies
  • Walk business partners through detailed presentations of different technology stacks, how they apply to a given project, and the pros and cons of the options in relation to the business partner needs
  • Develop documentation and provide orientation and training to users (including IT) for system functionality.
  • Assist in developing IT standards, financial estimates, cost-benefit analysis, budget and cost control, strategic and disaster recovery planning, documentation, and development and implementation of general IT procedures.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with employees, supervisors, strategic partners and the general public
  • Demonstrate strategic, intellectually curious thinker with focus on team outcomes
  • Communicate effectively; excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Collaborate in a team environment while exercising independent judgment and initiative
  • Demonstrate a professional image with ability to form strong partner relationships across functional teams
  • Work under pressure, meet deadlines, be flexible in working on multiple projects simultaneously and the ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Attendance at multi-day off-site training sessions, weekend and evening work, and response to after-hours emergency calls, may be required.
  • Mentor more junior developers
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Skills you’ll need:
Innovative, highly technical professional with demonstrated experience and success in full life cycle software development projects.  Specific requirements include:
University degree in Computer Science or Engineering with a substantial computer science component
  • 10 years experience in full life cycle software development inclusive of:
    • evaluating new technologies
    • setting and maintaining technology standards
    • designing and developing complex IT systems
    • strong  database, programming / logic background
  • Financial acumen
  • History of driving results
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workflow and to meet established timeframes
  • Solid experience in manufacturing, Dairy CPG or other Food and Beverage is a plus
  • Solid experience with Wonderware MES software solutions or enterprise-wide MES software solutions
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Servers and IP networks
  • Strong MS office product capabilities (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint)
  • Pro-active mindset, ability to think end-to-end
  • Self-led with positive attitude, excellent teamwork and multi-tasking skills

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